The PV industry is a relatively young and highly innovative industry. First quality standards have been established in the past. They are constantly further developed to reflect, field experience, technological progress and specific regional requirements. The PV industry faces the challenge to maintain and improve quality standards despite ongoing cost pressure and industry consolidation. In Phase II SOLAR GUIDELINES will provide stakeholders in PV projects with active guidance on how to manage the quality along different project stages.

Quality & Bankability

PV Quality

Quality linked to Bankability

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Standards


Standards and Specifications for grid connected / off-grid segments

Certifications


Required Tests & Certification

List of MNRE Accredited Test laboratories:

S. No.

Lab/ Organisation

Specifications

Address

Website

1

National Institute of Solar Energy

(Formerly SEC)

(IEC 61215 upto100Wp) NABL Accredited

Gurgaon, Haryana

http://mnre.gov.in/centers/about-sec-2/

2

Electronics Regional Test Laboratory (ERTL)

STC Test Facility MNRE Accredited

Kolkata, West Bengal

http://www.stqc.gov.in/testing-and-calibration-lab-main-page/337

3

Electronics Test and Development Centre (ETDC)

IEC61215 under ICEEE- CB, IEC 61701 (upto 100Wp) NABL Accredited

Bengaluru, Karnataka

http://www.stqc.gov.in/testing-and-calibration-lab-main-page/344

4

Underwriters Laboratory (UL)

IEC 61730 Pt.II and IEC 61701) upto 400Wp NABL Accredited

Bengaluru, Karnataka

http://india.ul.com

5

TUV Rheinland (TUV)

(IEC61215 & 61730 Pt-II) upto400Wp NABL Accredited

Bengaluru, Karnataka

http://www.tuv.com/en/india/home.jsp